St Paul's College Newsletter Issue 8
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Years 7 - 13 Catholic Champagnat Marist School for Boys 


" DON'T TALK  about  YOUR VALUES -  

This quote is not original and is simply a rehash of that famous saying -'to put your money where your mouth is!'

 It is a familiar saying to most of us and seems very appropriate to a country which has just had its annual budget. We have seen money given to priority learners in schools, those at the disadvantaged end of life. Fair enough. Every Government must attend to the those who need help.

But no money to match the words that NZ should be aspiring to be a high tech society with STEM subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) being at the forefront of our NZ education system.

Aspiration is good, but show us the money to make these subjects to be at the forefront

We have heard that Auckland aspires to be the most liveable city in the world.

 Yet we have a housing crisis unfold before us..with families sleeping in cars,in make shift motels and families cramped together as we don't have enough houses to go around.
Liveable means being able to live in a house.

Every parent would say that education is important to their family and their son should receive the best education possible.

But very few families took part in the recent BOT nominations and elections for their son's school. Only half the parent body of St Paul's College came to the term one Parent teacher interviews to discuss their son's academic progress.

Every parent would say that a faith based school which they have chosen, is an important value for their son's future.

But several parents chose a club league training practice for their sons over the College inaugural mass in term one.

The obligation on parents to pay for their son's uniform, to pay school fees and pay for their son's school events is well known and communicated .

But we have several families who didn't expect to pay for their son's blazer,haven't paid for Champagnat day celebrations and have school fees well in arrears.

This is not a beat up on Parents.

It is a Marist value to be clear.

It is also about being clear that St Paul's College has high expectations of its young men and their families.

It is about stating that if we truly believe that Education for our children is important then we must spend our time and our money on our children's school.

If we want success for all our men the we must make the school they attend, the top priority of all our families

The school must "trump" all other family activities and our time and money as families must go in ensuring that St Pauls College is the best.

Looking forward to seeing 100% of families represented at the parent teacher interviews on Thursday 23/06/16 from 3.20pm -7.00pm.

In His peace 
K.F. Fouhy


This is a great opportunity for all parents and boys to meet with teachers to discuss learning and achievement at St Paul’s College for the last two terms.
To book and interview time with your child's teacher visit:  
and enter the code c3m9k.

We look forward to seeing you all there on the night. You can book up to 6 times to see the subject teachers of your son.
Due to numbers in years 7 and 8 parents wanting to meet Mr Willetts, can begin interviews at 12pm with each session lasting 10 minutes.  
To book an interview time with Mr Willets visit
and enter the code zjt92.  

If you wish to see year 7 and 8 subject specific teachers then this will need to be done during the 3.30pm - 7.20pm session.





Senior exams on the 20th - 23rd June 2016. This is an opportunity for all senior students to practice exams under the NZQA external exam conditions that they will experience at the end of the year. All exams will take place during the normal school day and students will not be allowed to leave school at any point during the exam period. We encourage you to speak to your child about their upcoming exams and support them in their examination preparation. All students should be completing a minimum of two hours of study each night in preparation for exams. 


Raechelle Taulu
Deputy Head (Curriculum)


St Paul's was delighted to host a team from Baradene College for a junior debate on 20 May 2016.
The moot of the day was "That every New Zealand student should learn a second language". The topic produced an enjoyable debate, featuring lively and entertaining speeches from both teams. Speakers on both sides were well prepared and enthusiastic.
Our Baradene visitors were victorious on the day but the St Paul's speakers (Adam Teau, Levi Aiga and Joseph Johnston) won the hearts of the audience.
Thanks to Ms Helen Newell who adjudicated the debate and passed on important advice and encouragement to our young speakers. She  was particularly impressed with the preparation and teamwork.of both teams.
Also, thanks to Ms Sarah Molloy the debating coach and HoD English at Baradene College.
This occasion embodied the spirit of Catholic education and we hope to continue our connection in the future. 

Brenda Haybittle
HoD English and Debating coach

Career Nite@GLCC 2016 - 24 June
Grey Lynn Community Church
550 Richmond Road, Grey Lynn, Auckland
Groups involve- University of Auckland, Otago University, Massey University, Waikato University, AUT, Carey Bible College, Unitec, Manukau Institute, NZ Bible College- Laidlaw College
7pm- 8.30pm - Light refreshments provided after
Please contact church office - 09 376 3549

The University of Auckland - Thursday 7th July 2016
(Te Whare Wananga o Tamaki Makaurau)
Central Auckland.
Parent Information Seminar
Fisher & Paykel Appliances Auditorium, Owen G Glenn Building, 12 Grafton Road, Auckland
Register you attendance online at least 24 hours before the event:
Enquiries to
Please arrive from 6.45pm. Presentation at 7.00pm

Lincoln University Update Day- Friday 15 July 
contact Mrs. Silipa for more information

University of Canterbury Update Day- Thursday 14 July
contact Mrs. Silipa for more information

Nua Silipa
Guidance Counsellor
How does [St] Joseph excercise his role as protector? 
Discreetly, humbly and silently, but with an unfailing presence and utter fidelity even when he finds it hard to understand

- Pope Francis

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- Join us for a FREE breakfast
- It will help you concentrate better
- Wed & Fri 8.10am - 8.40am  (Tuckshop)
- For queries, see the school nurse Mrs. Van Den Berg (09) 376 1287 ext 222
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